We often talk about the size of the area we cover; 350,000km2, the size of Germany! Well in April the RACQ CapRescue crew certainly went right to the edge and back.
On April 4th Rescue300 was tasked to Agnes Water to retrieve a patient who had allegedly been attacked by a dog. The man in his 60s reportedly suffered facial and upper body injuries with various lacerations and puncture wounds. Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) Paramedics initially treated the man before transporting him to a local sports field where they were met by RACQ CapRescue. The on-board Critical Care Paramedic and Doctor assessed the patient and stabilised him for transport to Rockhampton Hospital.
Later in the month the crew headed north to a property approximately 50 miles west of Mackay where it was reported a toddler suffered minor burns to their hands and feet.
Upon arrival to the property, QAS Paramedics were already on scene attending to the patient. The onboard Critical Care Paramedic and Doctor further tended to the patient before they were transported to Mackay Hospital. They were transported in a stable condition.
Let’s keep it real, for our community of over 300,000 people, the ability of RACQ CapRescue to reach places near and far, rural or remote, is what helps our service make a real difference.